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WTW shows new spectrophotometers at ACHEMA: The photoLab® 7000 series

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28/05/2015

Now equipped with a reference beam optics and with a colour display, handling, comfortability  and user-guidance of WTW spectrophotometers have been improved once again: The universal and flexible combination of systematic routine analysis plus spectral analysis capabilities has been kept, and so have been features as the unique automatic cuvette recognition for rectangular cuvettes and the ...

Food waste gate fees are dropping as AD capacity in the UK increases

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28/05/2015

Average gate fees have fallen by as much as £50 per tonne since 2013 to a rate of £18-£40 per tonne today. This is due to organic recyclers reducing their food waste gate fees as competition for the feedstock from councils and businesses becomes more intense. Tony Baker, Compliance and Safety Manager for GPT Waste Management believes these smaller operators will offer the lower ...

Environmental Technology and Canada’s Oil Sands – New Call for Action

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29/05/2015

Released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, a new expert panel report, Technological Prospects for Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Canadian Oil Sands, examines the potential for technology to mitigate the environmental footprint of oil sands development. Addressing the environmental impacts of the oil sands is a long-term endeavour, notes the report, and urgent action ...

OSHA partners with Health Canada to coordinate labelling and classification requirements for hazardous workplace chemicals

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29/05/2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced today that it will continue their partnership with Health Canada to align United States and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labelling and classification requirements for workplace chemicals through the Regulatory Cooperation Council. "We work in a global environment with varying and sometimes conflicting national and ...

US gives order for pipe company to finish oil spill cleanup

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28/05/2015

Two federal agencies issued an order Wednesday to ensure that Plains All American Pipeline finishes the cleanup of what they call the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard issued the joint Clean Water Act order to ensure the cleanup of heavy crude on land, at the shoreline and in the ocean, to contain the oil and to ...

Boosting food security in cities through better markets, reduced food waste

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28/05/2015

Recognizing the growing challenge of feeding the world's cities and the importance of efficient urban markets, FAO and the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) are partnering to promote sustainability and inclusiveness in the wholesale sector, including developing “best practices” for reducing food waste. Wholesalers function as brokers who sell agricultural goods purchased ...

Safe Drain™ Installed by American Airlines at DFW Airport

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28/05/2015

Safe Drain™ Inc. announces that American Airlines, in its continuing efforts to be environmentally proactive, has installed seven of the company’s inserts into key storm drains at its largest hub, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Safe Drain™ stainless steel inserts were installed at American’s cabin service facility on the airports East side to prevent ...

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